David Smith

29 March 1782–2 July 1823 (Age 41)
Whately, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of David

When David Smith was born on 29 March 1782, in Whately, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jonathan Smith, was 39 and his mother, Abigail Chauncey, was 33. He married Betsey Hill about 1799, in Whately, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 2 July 1823, in his hometown, at the age of 41.

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Family Time Line

David Smith
1782–1823
Betsey Hill
1778–1840
Marriage: about 1799
Obed Smith
1814–1887
Martin Smith
1818–1897
Miranda Smith
1820–1844

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Parents and Siblings

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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America
Age 1
The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion
Age 4
Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
Age 12
The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Gowan
Smithe
Blacksmith
Smithson
Smyth
Smythe
Nesmith

Sources (5)

  • David Smith in entry for Obed Smith and Phalena Leonard, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • David Smith in entry for Obed Smith, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • David Smith in entry for Obed Smith, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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